My name is Amar J. Raval and I’m with Advanced Urology Institute.[For] men with prostate cancer or kidney cancer or upper tract urothelial carcinoma of the kidney, all of these can be predisposed to genetic risk factors. So [for example] if there’s family members with colon cancer or family history of prostate cancer or even females with breast or ovarian cancer. There are certain genes that are expressed that can be identified in these family members and so they can be screened earlier and be able to be detected earlier. This is huge in the realm of cancer and oncologic treatment because to be able to identify these patients earlier allows you to avoid bigger surgeries or avoid metastatic disease later in life and treat them so that you can extend years, joyous years in your life.

Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk

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